I started singing while I was still in my mothers womb ! From early age as a boy sang in several choirs as a soprano! Started studying the piano from when I was six years old. Later started learning Church Organ. Also Celtic Harp and Flute. My parents were amateur musicians and vocalists so I was influenced by them!
What was the first concert you ever went to?
1950's London Proms Concerts in the Royal Albert Hall.
Later on many concerts, Cream, Donovan, The Who, The Move, Jimmy Hendrix ,Family and all those lovely free concerts in Hyde Park! And of course The first Isle of Wight festivals!
Ah, those were the days!
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
That some one out there in Cyber Space appreciates my efforts and that I can be exposed to new sounds and directions and even make some new friends and get some objective constructive criticism and ideas for songs that I might have forgotten about in my geriatric mind.
What gear do you use?
I still uses some antiques
Korg Poly 6
Yamaha Tyros 4
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Before Leaving England and moving to Israel, as a boy, my musical neighbours.. my local bands in my area of London,The Who,The Stones, David Bowie etc and of course my parents
One neighbour who lived next door in London was an expert on Irish folk music named Maggie Hewett who was a vocalist and Harpist and through her I met many well known Irish musicians such as The McPeake Family who came to her house regularly and where I spent many enjoyable hours playing her Bechstein Grand
On the other side of our house lived for a while Roy Budd, a very successful Jazz pianist, so I was lucky in being exposed to so many genres of music at an early age!
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
In the 60's very shortly. I decided that it was too hard a life travelling all over for hardly any money. I do piano bar gigs very occasionally now.
I am definately not a "Wanna be"
I guess I am a "Could have been"
I just enjoy singing....thats all!!
Now (2014) I am fully retired so maybe I will find time away from gardening and archeological digging to spend more time recording!
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Cat Stevens, Donovan, Leonard Cohen, Dylan
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Biggest? 2000 at a music festival years ago
Smallest? The mirror in my bathroom!
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Sgt Pepper, Cos I love it or The Beatles White Album or
Vaughan Williams Variations on a theme by Thomas Tallis because I studied it at school for my music matriculation exams and was enchanted by it!!